Saturday, 3 December 2011
Reflections: Five Faces Of Silly
Hush...did you hear? December has arrived. Finally. Christmas jingles, sparkly lights, orange boxes, pretty ribbons, shopping sprees...however did we survive the eleven months prior without such colour and cheer? Actually, the festive season has been with us for much of this year. By my not-so-whimsical-scientific-approximation, since Summer when Harrods and Selfridges threw open their Christmas department floors. Oh yes, even back then. What's that about markets and trading and the world gone mad? If you were clever, like my neighbour down the street, you'd have left your decorations hanging up from last year. I have never seen the old guy but his fairy lights come on at night, every night, 365 days of the year. Anyhow, 22 days and counting, bring on the duck, puddings and wine!
Here's five reflections of what's important to me over this silly season. Gucci, LV, Dior... ahem, yes those - but I'm much more than that! Here's what I love about the wintry month of Christmas.
1. Family, love them dearly! Miss them when they're not around, wish them away when they are...wait am I thinking aloud? Love them really!
2. Friends, see above...
3. Frivolity, yes - this is an order! We must have jolly good fun - life is about living and December's Child, in my books is all about fun. She's about celebrating the essence of love and life and oh... I may combust right now - buckets of frivolous fluff to you! There's a reason it's called the silly season, yes?
4. Fabulous food and fine champagne. Indeed, it's the month from the entire year that you can indulge your guilty pleasures. Chocolates, bubbly, cheese... let your senses go wild with the culinary treats. And do pull on your boots and walk it off at the park later!
5. Christmas eve, the fire is lit, all is quiet... that is by far, my favourite moment in this season. Quiet anticipation, excitement of what's to come and a peaceful evening before the god-forsaken family arrives...love them really.
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A/N: Do let me know what you love about December. I could add at least ten more but you know, then it wouldn't be five for Friday - and yes, I know its Saturday but someone went out last night.. Ahem. This weekend entails a little shopping, relaxing and manuscript revisions. And lists - I am making lists of everything I need to do before the new year! Have a lovely weekend wherever you are!